Shops will suffer; FEEDBACK.
I'M writing on behalf of my grandad who would like to comment on the recent article regarding the free bus service in Huddersfield.
He says the council cannot have it both ways. The free bus was introduced to encourage people to shop in the town centre. This is a great help to the elderly or infirm who cannot walk long distances, but need to get out and do some shopping and mix with other shoppers for a cup of tea and a chat. Now the council wants to stop it!
Does the council realise that the bus station is at the top end of the town and a lot of shoppers work their way through the shops and finish up at the Kingsgate centre area? It is a long uphill walk to the bus station, especially if you have some shopping to carry.
Older people cannot manage this uphill walk and will just stop shopping in the town centre.
If this bus service is stopped, shops will suffer in the town centre, especially the tea shops.
I suggest the council has a census as to how many people use this service, in particular on the uphill journey to the bus station.
Roy Chadwick Golcar